David Sharp

Business, Logistics

Carriers Feeling Cheery About On-Time Holiday Deliveries

Employees sort packages for delivery at the FedEx regional hub Employees sort packages for delivery at the FedEx regional hub at the Los Angeles International Airport. (Jae C. Hong, File/Associated Press)

The nation’s major shipping companies are in the best shape to get holiday shoppers’ packages delivered on time since the start of the pandemic, suggesting a return to normalcy.

David Sharp | Associated Press
November 21, 2022
Government, Business, Fuel

Diesel Supply Below Average in Northeast

diesel tanker Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

PORTLAND, Maine — Diesel and heating oil supplies in the Northeast are more than 50% below the recent average, raising concerns that an extreme weather event could cause supply disruptions, federal officials said.

David Sharp | Associated Press
August 29, 2022
Government, Fuel, TCA

Groups That Want to Electrify USPS Fleet File Suit

A USPS employee works outside a post office in Wheeling, Ill. A USPS employee works outside a post office in Wheeling, Ill. (Nam Y. Huh/Associated Press)

Sixteen states and four environmental groups that want the U.S. Postal Service to buy more electric delivery vehicles are suing to halt purchases of thousands of gas-powered trucks as the agency modernizes its mail delivery fleet.

David Sharp | Associated Press
April 28, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel

Lawsuit Could Delay Replacement for Aging Postal Fleet

USPS truck U.S. Postal Service carrier John Graham drives a 28-year-old delivery truck in Portland, Maine. (Robert F. Bukaty/AP)

The delivery of new USPS trucks set for 2023 could be delayed.

David Sharp | Associated Press
August 12, 2021